Woodpigeon: new songs

Wednesday, 25 February 2009, 12:24 | Category : Good new stuff
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I’m a big fan of the multi-membered Calgary band Woodpigeon, and their debut long-player Songbook was one of my albums of 2008. Their second, Treasury Library Canada, has just been released in the UK, and although my initial impressions are good, I’ll spend some more time with it before reviewing here. In the meantime, here are three songs that they played live last night on Marc Riley’s BBC 6 Music show, ahead of their gig at Manchester’s Deaf Institute. One song - Emma et Hampus - is from Treasury.., but the others are new. The Saddest Music in the World has been around since last year, but Beth Jeans Sleepover (named after friend and singer-songwriter Beth Jeans Houghton) was written a mere 12 hours before the studio performance, so it’s as fresh as they come! Enjoy.

mp3: Woodpigeon - The Saddest Music in the World (live on BBC 6 Music)
mp3: Woodpigeon - Emma et Hampus (live on BBC 6 Music)
mp3: Woodpigeon - Beth Jeans Sleepover (live on BBC 6 Music)

Woodpigeon play the ICA in London tonight (I won’t be there, boo) and wrap up their short British tour in Brighton tomorrow. The good news is that they’re back in May for more shows.

Woodpigeon myspace / website

8 Comments for “Woodpigeon: new songs”

  1. 1Dan Clay

    I’m also a big fan of woodpigeon and was thrilled you had an mp3 of Beth Jean’s sleepover after hearing at the Manchester gig! Alas, it only plays the furst 3 seconds. Please fix - please!!!!

  2. 2The Daily Growl

    Hi Dan - I just checked it and it seems OK. Try downloading again (should be about 4MB file), and if you still have probs, get in touch and I can send it to you.

  3. 3Dan Clay

    Hi - sent you an amil requesting it as it still only plays 3 seconds! Odd!



  4. 4Dan Clay

    Working Now - thanks loads!

  5. 5Anika

    Brilliant, I love Woodpigeon. I never listen to the radio at home but I happened to be in the office when this was on, and I loved that last song he played… thanks alot for posting these.

    I was at M Ward so missed the ICA show too. I’ll try and make that May show.

  6. 6hot_chip

    damn it mr growl, another mighty fine post. How do u find the time??


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  2. 2. The Daily Growl » Beth Jeans Houghton

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